Axmouth United edged out by odd goal in five in thriller at Cheriton Fitzpaine.
PUBLISHED: 07:54 17 December 2014 | UPDATED: 07:54 17 December 2014
Axmouth United journeyed home from their 3-2 defeat at Cheriton Fitzpaine feeling that had, at the very least, done enough to warrant taking something with them!
United grew into the game and, as the first half wore on they saw a shot strike the bar and two other goal-bound efforts were cleared off the line.
Early in the second half United fell behind in bizarre fashion when goalkeeper Brad Cross misjudged a cross-shot that squeezed past him at the near post – the gloves man clearly thinking the shot was going wide of the mark! Two minutes later a deflected shot put United two behind!
The comeback began with 15 minutes remaining when Asa Sandman applied a calm finish at the end of a slick passing move. Soon after Luke Morrison blocked an attempted clearance by the home goalkeeper and the ball nestled in the net to make it 2-2. With the clock ticking down Cross made a magnificent double save to deny the Cherries, but, in the last seconds the home side bagged a winner with a header from a corner.
United boss Laurie Forino lamented: “I can’t believe we have lost as I felt the very minimum we deserved was a point. The lads battled back so well. It was a good contest and I thought the spirit we showed was excellent. We meet again this weekend and we will be serving up a real
Christmas cracker for what hopefully will be a decent crowd.”
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